Cindy Wilson, head women’s
lacrosse coach at The University of Scranton, has announced the
appointment of Whitney Boshart as assistant
Boshart, a 2013 graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam, comes to the University after spending this past season as an assistant coach at Oneonta State University, where her responsibilities included recruiting, monitoring student-athletes’ academic and personal progress, developing offensive plays and sets, planning of game and practice sessions, organizing community service and team-building activities, and video exchange.
Oneonta State finished with a 12-7 overall record this past year—its first 12-win season since 2012—including a 5-3 record in the highly regarded State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), which had three teams—Cortland St., Fredonia St., and SUNY-Geneseo—advance to the NCAA Division III championships. In addition, Oneonta St. advanced to the semifinals of the SUNYAC tournament.
“I’m thrilled to have Whitney join our coaching staff,” says Wilson. “Her knowledge of the game, coupled with her administrative experience, will greatly enhance our program. I look forward to working with her.”
Boshart is currently serving as head coach of the Buffalo Crush and Hamburg Knights lacrosse clubs in upstate New York, where she plans practice sessions, assists in player skill development, organizes team travel, develops game-day strategies, and works with the training of goalkeepers. She also served as a volunteer coach with the Massena Youth Lacrosse League from April 2012 through May 2013.
While an undergraduate at SUNY-Potsdam, Boshart was a four-year member of the Bears’ women’s lacrosse team (2009-2013), served as team captain twice, and was a three-year starter who ended her career third in most games played and ninth in goals scored in school history. She also received the team’s coaches’ award in 2012.
Off the field, she organized the first Bears’ Athletic Olympics, coordinated the Athletic Awards Ceremony, and implemented the Bears Supporting Bears program to help improve attendance at athletic events. In addition, she attended the SUNYAC Symposium in May 2013, participated in the Polar Plunge twice (February 2012, 2013), volunteered at the SUNY Potsdam Scholarship Golf Tournament three times (2010, 2011, 2012), and participated in the Athletic Olympics (January 2013) and Leaf Raking for the Locals (October of 2010, 2011, 2012).
Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in biology from SUNY Potsdam. She is a native of Watertown, New York.